Travelling from north to south, this three-centre holiday takes in some of Thailand's best bits on a budget, starting with Chiang Mai where you'll encounter elephants, hill tribes and temples in a spectacular jungle setting. From there, you'll jet south to buzzing Bangkok, Thailand's vibrant 24-hour capital before the tropical beaches of Krabi, on the beautiful Andaman Coast, bring your holiday to a wonderfully laid-back conclusion. It's an all-encompassing journey, showcasing the very best of Thailand's cities, culture and coast, all the while staying at affordable, hand-picked hotels chosen to offer the most bang for your buck.
Day 1: Depart the UK
Make the most of your included airport lounge access before boarding your overnight flight to Thailand.
Days 2-3: Chiang Mai
Arriving into the northern city of Chiang Mai, you'll be met and transferred to Banthai Village, a delightful hotel, complete with a pool, jacuzzi, bar and bistro, just a short stroll from Tapae Gate at the entrance to the old city. Spend the rest of the day exploring the peaceful temples and moats of historic Chiang Mai, or, if you prefer, enjoying the superb facilities on offer at your hotel. The next day, take one of a number of optional excursions, which range from elephant treks and temple tours to expert-led visits to the region's hill-tribe villages, located in the mountainous jungles outside the city.
Stay: Banthai Village
Days 4-5: Bangkok
Fly south to Bangkok, Thailand's pulsating capital. You'll be met at the airport and transferred to the Bel-Aire Bangkok hotel in the lively area of Sukhumvit, in the very heart of the city. The following day is free to explore the city at your leisure, or enjoy an optional excursion. Take in the temples of Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaeo, marvel at the majesty of the Grand Palace, take a cruise on the Chai Phraya River, explore the bustling waterways of Bangkok's floating markets and delve into the city's culinary scene, where you can experience everything from mouthwatering Thai street food to some of the best fine-dining in Southeast Asia.
Stay: Bel-Aire Bangkok
Days 6-15: Krabi
Transfer back to the airport and board your flight south to Krabi on Thailand's tropical west coast. Transfer to your hotel and check in for ten-night stay. Spend your days relaxing on the beach and enjoying the superb facilities at the Centara Grand Beach Resort. Day trips to the nearby islands of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta are also a must, and an excursion to one of several of the regions national parks offer the chance for bird watching, hiking and sea kayaking.
Stay: Centara Grand Beach Resort
Days 16-17: Departure
After breakfast, enjoy some free time before transferring to Krabi airport in time for your flight, arriving home the next day.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website